The Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History (CUJAH) is a student-run association that aims to showcase the talents of Concordia University’s undergraduate Art History and Fine Arts students. CUJAH strives to provide students with academic and professional opportunities through workshops, events, and online resources. CUJAH is composed of an executive team, an editorial team, a design team and is assisted by faculty members in the Department of Art History.
As a journal, we strive for academic excellence. Through a blind-review process, CUJAH selects essays for our published volumes which best exemplify the diversity of talents within the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Concordia community at large. We encourage submissions of not only academic papers, but experimental writing, reflective essays, and critical reviews to broaden the realm of what is considered research in academic institutions. We have been publishing undergraduate research since 2004-2005 and have released fifteen volumes, this being the sixteenth.
Last year, we campaigned endlessly to increase our fee levy so that we could provide further resources for the Art History community. With these funds, this year we have worked to open up new avenues of accessible knowledge dissemination through integrating further resources on our website, live streaming events, and collaborating with the wider Montreal community to showcase Concordia research. Furthermore, to aid the process of team-turnover and accountability, we have instigated end of year reports to be fulfilled by the executive team.
In addition to the publication of our annual journal, CUJAH hosted, in collaboration with the Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA) and the Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group (EAHR), Concordia University’s 9th Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference, Place Listening: Exploring Material Narratives. We were proud to welcome local and international members of the art historical and academic community to present their research on ideas of space, decolonization, and materiality; speakers included Elaine Speight, Nalini Mohabir, Eunice Bélidor, Sandra Brewster, and Melissa Patel.